JEFFAR KHALDI | EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH
This is a piece that evolved from a photo of a battery operated moving doll with blinking eyes I took in a market. I found it super strange, as I was looking at it turning around on wheels, singing a song that repeats LET IT GOOOO, LET IT GOOOO, with the blinking long eyelashes and moving mechanicals eyes. It looked like a semi human with emotions, like a Kardashian with the cloned looks of females with injected faces that had undergone plastic surgeries. After painting the doll, this work was put aside for a while as I wasn’t convinced with it. It wasn’t my style or something I was comfortable with although it was well executed.
Jeffar Khaldi, Let It Go, 2020. Oil on Canvas, 220 x 180 cmSource: Courtesy of Michal Stancelewsky and the curator of the show, Giuseppe Moscatello.